Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An Apathetic Season

And so it was, that we found one of the most stunning retreats, with ripening rose hips, currants, the scent of bay leaves and damp humus and a rushing stream.


storms waxed


and waned


Eric fished for delicacies and I read my books


the food was top notch


the aspens kept a careful watch



In the evening a lone owl assisted us with the underground news.


leaves chattered by day, excited by sudden breezes......


while hawks knowing just where they were headed winged swiftly away.


Autumn is an apathetic season here, as desperate as sprig is to arrive autumn is a heel dragger when it comes to the party. I'm sitting with my memories feeling a bit apathetic as well to be truthful. Life isn't always a bowl of cherries and anyone that tries to have you believe that it's so is a good editor. I have nothing to complain about but everyone is thin in spirit sometimes, I'm just being truthful.
As penance instead of working rosary beads through my fingers, I've been sawing leaves.

*the leaves are on what is called a "bench pin". In the studio it's where all the action takes place, it's ugly and pock marked and the most useful piece of equipment a metal smith can own.


And pairing them up for earrings such as the currant and garnet's above.


The aspens came out positively atomic and mid century modern, I wonder how that happened?

So I've been out walking and following bear tracks, at least the bears are keeping the calendar date in order, maybe I'll find one at the end of the prints and send you a picture.

Thank you for taking a moment to drop by, Love Ro

32 comments:

  1. I like your mid-century modern aspens--compare them to your models--they look just RIGHT.

    That ol' aspen tree is still watching, you know....love you captured his perspective. He has a job to do....

    Be careful out there, following the bears...they might decide they want to taste-test your garnet "currants". :-)


    P.S. Marti did a grand job taking your campfire photo....

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  2. Sorry to hear you are feeling a little down. What a lovely trip you had though! I've been making some leaves myself recently, but I am still having my love affair with copper.... I love the silver and garnet together. One of my favorite combinations! I hope your spirit gets plump again soon! :-)

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  3. The pictures are incredible...you are incredible! xoxo

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  4. Hi Ro,

    Your post make me want to go camping! I haven't been on a real "out there" in the wilderness campout since I was 13 when my family drove to Alaska with a tent trailer. That was a long long time ago.....

    Great memories...time to go camping again.

    I am also sawing leaves this week. I like sawing metal. It's meditative to me.

    I really love your new earrings.

    xo

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  5. Oh gosh Carline now you know just one of Martins talents :)
    Those bears are filling up on currants! (high in fiber lets just put it that way)

    It's the season for leaves Amy I know you'll do them proud, copper is such a willing material and so fallish.

    So are you Ms Scientist!

    I hope you do Cinder, it was so wonderful, we didn't see another person for three days, just me, the mister and our talented little pooch.
    Have fun with your leaves, they really are inspirational. I bet you're having a colorfest where you live, meditative indeed.

    I rushed out for a haircut ohhh how I needed that.

    xxxxoooo

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  6. Carline????? sorry carOline :) I wish I could edit my responses.

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  7. Dear Ro,

    Ah, the seasons of our internal lives: thin of spirit - I understand well. Your work continues to create warmth and wonder, no matter what your mind and heart and chewing through.

    I hope passion finds you soon :)

    xoxo,
    Allison

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  8. I'm a big baby Sunny but chewing is an apt description. Lacking passion I'm positive happens to us all.

    I hope you feel better soon.

    xoxoxox

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  9. Just catching up on some old posts that I missed... Reading your words I had a flash to a childhood memory of seeing some sort of merchandise (a hat? t-shirt? bumper sticker?) that said:

    "Life is just like a bowl of cherries... sometimes it's the PITS!"

    Don't know why, but I found that incredibly funny at the time... I suppose my sense of humor has always been a bit dark. Anyway, thought you might get a kick out of it too. *grin*

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